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intermediate water also crosses the Equator and can be traced to about 20° N.
Large amounts of the Antarctic bottom water and intermediate water mix with the
North Atlantic deep water, return to the south, and rise toward the surface
In the planetary boundary layer, the one- or two- kilometre layer just above the
Earth's surface, surface friction and heat transfer by turbulence are important.
Interaction of the boundary layer with the free atmosphere leads to reduction of
covered with ice, and even in summer the water below the surface retains a
subfreezing temperature. The structure of the Bering Sea waters in general is
subarctic, characterized by the presence of a cold intermediate layer with warmer
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